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Flaget Memorial Hospital earns outstanding achievement award for cancer programs

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Award recognizes cancer programs providing the highest quality care to patients

Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1-Dec. 31, 2017. It is the only Kentucky program recognized by the COC during this time frame, and one of only two Kentucky programs recognized during the calendar year.

“This recognition illustrates the commitment of the clinical and administrative staff of the Flaget Cancer Program to providing high-quality cancer care to our patients,” said Jennifer Nolan, President of Flaget Memorial Hospital. “Our team has worked hard to meet all the standards of a high-quality cancer program set forth by the Commission on Cancer, and we are proud to be recognized for those efforts.”

The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high-quality, patient-centered care.

Flaget Memorial Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: program management, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes and data quality. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.

For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award during the second half of 2017 visit this section of the ACS website.